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Pak-origin Mehreen Faruqi becomes Australia's first female Muslim senator

Pervaiz Elahi elected Punjab Assembly speaker

PTI plans to implement MTI Act across country

Imran Khan: Pakistan’s Jack Kennedy

Not allowed to offer prayer in mosque: Nawaz

Khan's chrisma: Modi softens rhetoric, calls for embracing Kashmiris

Radioactive sheep said to prove Israel illegally tested nuclear weapons

Saudi authorities arrest Sheikh Nasser Al-Omar in Mecca

48 killed in bomb explosion in Shia neighborhood of Afghan capital

Challenges in revamping the education system

Pakistan thrashed 3-0 by Vietnam on international return

Lira crisis and ‘collateral currency damage’ to other countries

PTI's Asad Qaiser sworn in as NA speaker amid opposition ruckus

In partnership of Russia, China and Pakistan, India can be the biggest loser: Global Times

Third Saudi contact with Imran in a week : Is Saudia afraid of Pakistan's tilt towards Iran?

Tightening the noose: Would Zardari meet the same fate of Nawaz Sharif?

Anti-terror financing compliance review of Pakistan to conclude tomorrow

Saudi dissident preacher dies ‘after torture’ in regime prison: Report

Russian foreign minister says dollar's days numbered as global currency

US and Taliban again bypass Pakistan for their talks in Doha

Pakistan's Imran Khan voices support for Erdogan, people of Turkey

Imran borrows waistcoat from NA employee for card picture

Pakistan-Iran relations may be strengthened thru film industry cooperation

What does the future hold for Muslim Uighurs of China?

Suspense over the name of CM Punjab continues

Iran to celebrate Pakistan's independence day for 10 days : Supreme Leader

Pakistan celebrates 71st Independence Day

Coordinated’ Pakistan ready for Asian Games challenge

Cajoling Khan: 'Will always be at forefront to help Pakistan', king Salman tells Imran

'No war, no negotiations with the US,' says Iran's supreme leader

Pieces of US-made bomb found at site of Saudi raid on Yemeni school bus: Report

German minister: US cannot tell us with whom we can do business

US further sidelines Pakistan in Afghanistan peace efforts

Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority

The inside story of Imran's meeting with Atif Khan, KP CM-designate

How will the PML-N cope with life on the opposition benches?

329 MNAs take oath as 15th National Assembly is born

Announcement of federal cabinet delayed again as talks between Bushra Maneka, matka remain inconclusive

Zilhaj moon sighted, Eidul Azha on August 22

EU calls on Saudis to clarify women rights activists' detentions

Pakistanis shocked over Foreign Office uncalled for support to Saudi Kingdom against Canada

Why Takht-e-Lahore fell

Would PTI frame a Russia focused foreign policy?

An overt message to US : Pakistan's Military officers to get training in Russia

What should be new govt’s priorities in Middle East?

PTI 'Chaiwala' MNA-elect turns out to be millionaire

US senators 'concerned' over possible IMF loan to Pakistan

Iran slams US for 'bullying' Turkey

Israeli minister urges assassination of Hamas leaders

Turkey’s lira crisis: How bad can it get?

‘Sharif in no mood to mend fences’

Saudi Arabia and Iran woo incoming Pakistani prime minister

Sit-in by Muslims against Chinese govt’s plan to demolish mosque

In comes Imran: can a bowler bat?

US cuts military training programmes with Pakistan as Trump cracks down

Shahzaib Hasan’s ban extended to four years

HEC Suspends 400+ MPhil and PhD Programs in Pakistan

Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s address causes outrage in Pakistan

Who controlled RTS, how it collapsed and who benefitted?

FM: Iran wants to restore relations with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain

Pakistan to pursue economic ties with Iran despite US sanctions

Afghan-trained high profile terrorist commander involved in school attacks

UAE aircraft took part in Israeli air raids on Gaza, journalist claims

Is Mehmood Khan’s nomination as CM a first sign of Imran’s compromise?

Cosying up Imran Khan: Saudi-backed IsDB ready to help Imran-led govt with $4 billion loan

Pakistan sides with Saudi Arabia in diplomatic spat with Canada

Serious war crimes: Saudi-led air strike on bus kills 50 including 29 children

Partition could have been averted by making Jinnah the PM of undivided India: Dalai Lama

PTI's Sonia Ali loses Punjab Assembly seat to PML-N candidate by 17 votes in PP-123 recount

Pakistani student bagged Bronze medal at International Chemistry Olympiad

Pakistan rejects US statement against CPEC and China

Video exposed Sex relations between Saudi Royal family and Israeli officers

Daesh remains key concern in Russian security dialogue with Pakistan

US courts India while ditches Pakistan

Multiple diplomatic spats raise questions about Saudi concept of sovereignty

Punjab CM: Imran keeping cards close to his chest

Yemeni forces target Saudi Arabia's Jizan Industrial City with ballistic missile

Israeli minister says Iran should 'disappear' from world

2 girls school set on fire in Pishin district

Biggest tragedy regarding Hepatitis

Khalistan 2020: UK rejects Indian demand to ban Sikh demonstration

Imran conditionally allowed to take oath

Is Gilgit-Baltistan becoming next headquarters of Terrorist outfits?

Pakistanis hide Rs43 trillion assets abroad

Second edition of T10 League gets ICC’s approval

NATO probes airstrike killing 15 Afghan police officers in Logar

Malaysian govt. shuts down Saudi-backed anti-terrorism center

No objection to Iran-Pakistan gas project: EU

Time to resuscitate the civil services in Pakistan

Tightening noose: Is Adiala ready to receive Zardari and Faryal Talpur?

“I was not in Israel”, Jemima Goldsmith to Ghinwa Bhutto

Saudi Arabia to relocate students from Canada after cutting ties

Hamas: ‘We will break the siege once and for all’

Pakistan will be going to the IMF for the 13th time. Will PTI’s Asad Umar fare better than past ministers?

China’s military role in Syria, step forward in fighting terror

Canada refuses to back down from its human rights stance in spat with Saudi Arabia

Indian hands in Kalabagh dam: Says minister

Imran refuses VVIP protocol, wants just four vehicles for security

HEC abandons previous degree condition for attestation

Zardari and Talpur in a fix: FIA requests formation of high-power JIT in money laundering case


Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority

1397/5/22 | 15:31
    Saudi conduct of its ill-fated war in Yemen coupled with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s alignment with the Trump administration and Israel, and his often coercive approach to diplomatic relations, has opened the door to challenges of the kingdom’s moral leadership of the Sunni Muslim world, a legitimizing pillar of the ruling Al Saud family’s grip on power. The cracks in Saudi legitimacy are being fuelled by the escalating humanitarian crisis in Yemen, described by the United Nations and aid organizations as the world’s ...

Pieces of US-made bomb found at site of Saudi raid on Yemeni school bus: Report

1397/5/22 | 15:31
The Saudi-led coalition has likely used a US-made bomb in its deadly airstrike on a bus carrying Yemeni schoolchildren, a local journalist reports, amid growing international criticisms of Washington’s lucrative arms sales to the Riyadh regime and its allies. Photos shared by journalist Nasser Arrabyee show pieces of a Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb apparently recovered from the scene, RT reported Monday. Arrabyee tweeted the shocking photos on Saturday, two days after Saudi-led warplanes targeted the Yemeni school bus in ...

Multiple diplomatic spats raise questions about Saudi concept of sovereignty

1397/5/18 | 15:31
The failure of western allies to rally around Canada in its dispute with Saudi Arabia risks luring the kingdom into a false belief that economic sanctions will shield it from, if not reverse mounting criticism of its human rights record and conduct of the war in Yemen.   It also risks convincing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that acting with impunity will not impinge on his efforts to attract badly needed foreign investment. In a sign of the times, Canada was this week, not the only country to take a critical approach towards ...

Yemeni forces target Saudi Arabia's Jizan Industrial City with ballistic missile

1397/5/18 | 15:31
Yemeni army forces have targeted the Jizan Industrial City in southern Saudi Arabia with domestically-manufactured Badr-1 ballistic missile. Yemen's Arabic-language Al-Masirah television network made the announcement on Wednesday. Following the announcement, Saudi state news channel al-Ekhbariya claimed that the kingdom's air defenses had intercepted the projectile. Earlier in the day, Yemeni army forces targeted Saudi border posts in the kingdom’s southern provinces of Jizan and Najran with a salvo of Katyusha rockets and artillery rounds, ...

Netanyahu Says Israel Is Prepared To Join Saudi-Led War On Yemen

1397/5/14 | 15:31
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to deploy the Israeli military to Yemen if the country’s resistance movement block the Bab al-Mandab Strait. The strait is under the de facto control of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement. Speaking at a navy ceremony late on Wednesday, Netanyahu warned against any attempt to block the Bab al-Mandab strait that connects the Red Sea to the Arabian Sea and has the potential to be used as a “chokepoint” on global oil trade Approximately 4.8 million barrels of oil pass through the ...

At least 55 Yemenis killed in Saudi strikes on hospital, fishing harbor in Hudaydah

1397/5/12 | 15:31
At least 55 people have been killed after warplanes of the Saudi-led military coalition hit a hospital and a fishing harbor in Yemen’s western province of Hudaydah. Yemen’s Health Ministry said the Thursday brutal strikes also left at least 130 wounded, some in critical condition. Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing its correspondent, reported that Saudi-led jets struck al-Thorah Hospital in the provincial capital Hudaydah and a fishing port in the province almost simultaneously. According to the correspondent, ...

Saudi Arabia scared of the pilgrim´s judgment, bans any talk of Palestine during Hajj

1397/5/9 | 15:31
After its failures in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as the scandal of Saudi financial support for Takfiri terrorists, Riad banned any meetings, held during Hajj ceremony in Holy Mecca, on political issues, including Yemen and Palestine. In a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s security and political council, headed by Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, banned any kind of political talk or meetings about issues of Yemen and Palestine during this year´s Hajj ceremony. According to activists, Saudi Arabia is carrying out Hajj 2018 in line ...

After military failure, Saudi, allies resort to diplomacy on Yemen’s Hudaydah

1397/5/8 | 15:31
Political experts believe that after Saudi Arabia and its regional and international allies failed to conquer Yemen’s Hudaydah port through military force, they are currently turning to diplomatic means in order to reach a settlement with the Houthi Ansarullah fighters, thus attesting to ability of the country’s popular forces to head off aggression against the Yemeni people. Saudi Arabia and some 20 of its allies, including the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Sudan, launched a brutal war, code-named Operation Decisive Storm, against Yemen ...

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi-led spy drone in kingdom’s Asir province

1397/5/6 | 15:31
Yemeni air defense units have shot down a Saudi-led reconnaissance drone in flight over a border area in the kingdom’s southern province of Asir. Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network, citing an unnamed military source, reported that the drone was shot down over the province’s al-Rabou'a region on Friday. On Monday, Yemeni forces, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, also managed to shoot down a similar Saudi spy drone in the Rashaha region of the kingdom’s southern province of Najran, the al-Masirah ...

Spain to build five warships for Saudi Arabia under new deal

1397/4/29 | 15:31
Madrid has inked a military deal with the Riyadh regime, which would see a Spanish firm build five warships for Saudi Arabia, despite an international cry against the sales of military equipment to the kingdom amid its bloody war on impoverished Yemen. The agreement was signed between the state-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Spain’s shipbuilder, Navantia, on Thursday, paving the way for the two sides to set up a joint venture in the kingdom for constructing the five battleships, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The ...

Yemeni forces fire drone, hit Aramco refinery in Saudi capital

1397/4/28 | 15:31
Yemeni army, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, has attacked a refinery of the Saudi oil company Aramco in the capital Riyadh using a new drone unveiled on Wednesday, with the kingdom confirming a fire at the plant. "Our drone air forces have targeted the refinery of Aramco company in Riyadh," read a Twitter posting on the account of Yemen’s al-Masirah television channel. "The operation by the drone air force is a strong start in a new stage of deterring the aggression," the channel quoted Yemen's army spokesman Brigadier ...

35k families displaced by Saudi attacks on Hudaydah: UN

1397/4/26 | 15:31
Saudi Arabia's ground and air attacks on Yemen's Hudaydah have displaced some 35,000 families so far, says the UN. “As of 13 July, approximately 35,000 displaced households have been verified, and 20,000 of them have received RRM assistance,” said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday. It added that the Saudi coalition's continued airstrikes and artillery attacks in the Tuhayata and Zabid districts are still displacing families and disrupting basic services. ...

Emirati prince hiding in Qatar accuses UAE rulers of blackmail and corruption

1397/4/25 | 15:31
  An Emirati prince has sought asylum in Qatar after fleeing his country over claims that his life was in danger because of a dispute with the UAE's rulers. According to the New York Times on Sunday, Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi, 31, is the second son of the emir of Fujairah and arrived in Doha on May 16. Sheikh Rashid accuses Emirati leaders of blackmail and corruption, but does not seem to have evidence to support his claims. Reports of the prince's defection to Qatar began to circulate in May. He also noted that tensions were ...

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi jet in Asir: Ministry

1397/4/22 | 15:31
  Yemen's Defense Ministry says the country's air defense forces shot down a fighter jet in southwest Saudi Arabia in retaliation for fresh airstrikes by the kingdom against its impoverished neighbor. In a statement, the ministry said on its website Thursday that the fighter jet belonging to the Royal Saudi Air Force had been hit in the Asir region as it was returning from Yemen's northern province of Sa'ada. According to Yemeni military officials, the invading aircraft had taken part in deadly airstrikes against residential neighborhoods ...

Reuters: Saudi coalition has reached a dead point in Al-Hudaydah

1397/4/20 | 15:31
  The Reuters news agency reported on the operation of the Saudi-led coalition to invade Al-Hudaydah port in Yemen and wrote that after several weeks from the start of the operation, Riyadh has not yet achieved any its goals. “Riyadh and Abu Dhabi advanced little in Al-Hudaydah, those whose goal was to cut off the main supply line of Ansarullah and force them to negotiate, had to leave the region without achieving any of the said objectives” Reuters wrote. While the Saudi coalition claimed on June 20th that it has seized the airport, ...

'Yemeni forces shot dead 38 Saudi soldiers in June'

1397/4/14 | 15:31
  A recent report has revealed that Yemeni army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Committees killed and injured dozens of Saudi soldiers in the kingdom’s southwestern border regions in June as part of their retaliatory raids against the Riyadh regime’s aerial bombardment campaign.   Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing unnamed Saudi social media activists, reported that Yemeni forces and their allies fatally shot 30 troopers in the regions of Jizan, Najran and Asir last month. Another 46 also ...

War forces Yemen high school students to flee to capital to take exams

1397/4/13 | 15:31
Fighting in a port city in Yemen has forced around 2,000 high school students to flee to the capital to sit exams, braving a six-hour journey along a mountain road scarred by landmines and aerial bombardment. The boys and girls started arriving on 21 June for the university entrance exams having left Hodeidah because of a battle that began on 12 June between Houthi forces aligned to Iran and a coalition led by Saudi Arabia. “We were comfortable in our city in Hodeidah, relaxed, not thinking of war and then we were surprised with this war ...

UNICEF slams ‘carnage’ of over 2,200 Yemeni children

1397/4/13 | 15:31
The UNICEF chief has slammed the “carnage” of over 2,200 children during the ongoing war in Yemen, warning that millions of other children are currently suffering the agonies of the humanitarian crises in the country. "The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a country already on the brink deep into the abyss," UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore said in a statement to journalists in Geneva on Tuesday following her visit to the war-ravaged country. Fore recounted her observation of "what three years of intense war after decades ...

Civil society demonstration outside Saudi consulate to protest Yemen war

1397/4/11 | 15:31
  The civil society activists held a demonstration in front of Saudi Consulate in Karachi to register protest against the Saudi-led military aggression on Yemen.   Carrying placards, the protesters were raising slogans demanding an immediate stop to unilaterally imposed Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen.  They also handed over a memorandum of their demands to the Saudi consulate officials. Through memorandum, they demanded Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stop unjustifiable war on Yemen forthwith.  They condemned the ...

France denied its military presence in Yemen to support the invaders

1397/4/6 | 15:31
France denied the presence of its troops along with the aggressive coalition forces in Yemen, according to the French television channel 24. The French Ministry of Defense and the Emirati Foreign Minister denied the presence of French troops in Yemen as back up for Saudi mercenaries. It is worth noting that the French newspaper ‘Figaro’ had previously published a report, in which it claimed France has sent its special troops to Yemen to fight beside Emirati forces and its military intervention in Yemen is being carried out at the Hudayda ...

‘UAE plotting to assassinate leaders of Yemen’s Ansarullah, al-Islah movements’

1397/4/6 | 15:31
  A captured commander of Saudi-sponsored militiamen loyal to resigned Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has hatched plots aimed at the assassination of the high-profile figures of Houthi Ansarullah and the Yemeni Congregation for Reform, frequently called al-Islah, in a bid to advance its policies in the Arab country.   Ali al-Azani, in confessions broadcast on Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, said the UAE has set up numerous terror cells in conflict-plagued Yemen, ...

Riyadh gives huge bribes to foreign firms to shut down Yemeni media: Ansarullah

1397/4/4 | 15:31
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says Saudi Arabia, which has been leading a deadly war on the impoverished country for the past three years, is giving huge bribes to foreign firms in an attempt to shut down anti-Saudi Yemeni media. Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the movement’s spokesman, made the remarks in a statement carried by Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network on Sunday, saying in only one instance Riyadh had given as much as “$30 million to a foreign satellite company to block a Yemeni news channel for just ...

West & its Arab stooges are terrified of a genuinely independent Yemen

1397/4/3 | 15:31
  Today, the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah is under ferocious attack in the latest stage of the West’s aggression against the indomitable people of Yemen. This war was initiated as a ‘proxy’ war to be fought by their Gulf underlings, but defeats and setbacks have increasingly led Western countries to have more direct involvement. Already deeply implicated from the start – not only through the arming and training of Saudi and Emirati militaries, but also by playing a leading role with Western officers embedded in the targeting ...

Whitewashing Yemen Genocide

1397/4/1 | 15:31
With the United Nations warning that millions of civilians could die from violence or starvation from the ongoing military siege of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, there is no other way to describe what is happening except as “genocide”. The more than three-year war on Yemen waged by a Western-backed Saudi coalition has been arguably genocidal from the outset, with up to eight million people facing imminent starvation due to the years-long blockade on the Arabian country, as well as from indiscriminate air strikes. But the latest offensive ...

Saudis raping Yemen women: Ansarullah

1397/3/31 | 15:31
Saudi troops are committing war crimes such as "raping women" and destroying international aid supplies, says the leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement. "We will face all of the incursions on the ground. Our determination will never be dented," Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi was quoted by al-Masirah on Wednesday. He added that the kingdom and its allies were exploiting political problems in Yemen in order to occupy the war-torn country’s south. Houthi noted that Yemen's Red Sea  coasts will turn into a graveyard for his those ...

Hodeidah and the Saudi Coalition’s Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

1397/3/30 | 15:31
  Patrick Cockburn explains what the Trump administration’s support for the attack on Hodeidah will do to Yemen: The US is encouraging the UAE and its allies to take Hodeidah to break the deadlock, by tightening encirclement of the Houthis. But this is a long way from taking Sanaa and forcing the Houthis to surrender. What the Hodeidah operation may do is turn a humanitarian disaster, which the UN is already calling the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, into complete catastrophe. Three quarters of the 27 million Yemenis already ...

Pakistanis among thousands killed in Saudi-imposed war on Yemen

1397/3/29 | 15:31
Bodies of a number of Pakistanis have been brought to Pakistan for burial from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who were said to have died on the Saudi border with Yemen. They are believed to have lost lives due to Saudi Kingdom’s imposed war on Yemen.   Reports had it funeral prayers of such Pakistanis have been held at their native villages. They were laid to rest and Pakistani nation has been told that they died naturally but Pakistanis believe they were taken to Saudi kingdom to fight as proxy for Saudi Kingdom.  It is relevant ...

Yemeni forces kill 123, capture 160 Saudi-led coalition mercenaries

1397/3/29 | 15:31
Two lorries filled with the bodies of the Saudi and UAE-led coalition mercenaries arrived in the southern port city of Aden on Sunday, according to Yemenipress news website. The bodies belonged to mercenary fighters who had been hired by the Saudi and UAE-led coalition in the southern Yemeni provinces, Yemnipress repot added. Yemeni Defense Ministry had already announced on Saturday that in clashes between Yemeni forces comprised of the Army and popular forces, and the Saudi and UAE-led coalition forces comprised of some Arab states’ armies, ...

Hand in the hand of snake: Pak-Saudi ties moving from personal to strategic domain

1397/3/29 | 15:31
  Security think-tank Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has said in a report that ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have deepened and heading in a direction where the relation is becoming institutionalized increasingly addressing both countries’ strategic interests.   The report published on Rusi’s website on Monday noted that there have been recent difficulties in the relationship between the two countries – over the issue of sending Pakistani troops to fight alongside Saudi in Yemen - but the thorny issue has been ...

Iran president rules out military approach to Yemen crisis

1397/3/29 | 15:31
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a military approach will fail to resolve the Yemeni crisis, stressing the importance of restoring stability and security to the war-ravaged country and the entire Middle East through political channels. In a telephone conversation with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Monday, Rouhani warned that the recent unprecedented attacks by a Saudi-led military coalition and militia loyal to the former Yemeni government on the western province of Hudaydah would lead to a humanitarian crisis in the impoverished ...

UN Rejects Plan for Immediate Ceasefire in Yemen Port

1397/3/28 | 15:31
A Swedish call at the UN Security Council for an immediate ceasefire in the Yemen port of Hodeidah was derailed during a closed session Friday. The US and Britain both expressed opposition to the measure, designed to prevent Saudi-led forces attacking a port responsible for feeding 8.4 million civilians. Britain insisted on the meeting being a closed session, meaning specific comments during the hearing, and the reiteration from UN officials of the humanitarian crisis threatening to kill millions, would not be done for the public to see. US ...

Saudi-led warships doomed to destruction: Yemen’s Navy

1397/3/25 | 15:31
Yemen’s Navy and Coast Defense Command says it is "fully prepared" to destroy any invading warships belonging to the Saudi-led coalition with missiles, a day after the invading military force launched an offensive against the flashpoint Red Sea port city of Hudaydah. In a statement carried by Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah television network on Thursday, the command further said that the country’s forces, including those of the Navy, would fulfill their national and religious duty to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of ...

Yemeni troops repel Saudi attack on Hudaydah port

1397/3/24 | 15:31
  Yemeni Ansarullah fighters have foiled a sea landing by Saudi and Emirati forces close to the port city of Hudaydah. "The Saudi coalition has not advanced at all in Hudaydah," Houthi official Dayfallah al-Shami said during a Wednesday interview with Lebanon's al-Mayadeen TV. "We foiled a sea landing of Saudi and Emirati forces near the port of Hudaydah," he added. Meanwhile, Emirati state news agency WAM announced that four Emirati soldiers had been killed in Yemen. Forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition on Wednesday launched an ...

The withdrawal of UN and Red Cross forces from Hodiedah port in Yemen

1397/3/23 | 15:31
The United States and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have withdrawn their employees from the city of Hodiedah, Yemen, following concerns over the Saudi-led coalition attack, New York Times reported. On Monday, the United Nations Security Council convened a closed-door meeting to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe resulted by an attack on the city, in which 600,000 people live. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, said “Serious talks about the situation in the city have been made and we hope that it will be possible ...

Saudi's potential attack on Yemen's port of Hudaydah may kill 250,000, UN says

1397/3/19 | 15:31
The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen has warned that a military assault on the vital Yemeni port city of Hudaydah by the Saudi regime and its coalition partners may kill 250,000 people. “A military attack or siege on Hudaydah will impact hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians,” said Lise Grande in a statement released on Friday, pointing to Saudi Arabia’s long-standing threat to launch an attack on Yemen’s only entry gate for much needed basic supplies and humanitarian aid. “In a prolonged worst case, we fear ...

An overt nexus: Israel army fighting out in Yemen alongside Saudi mercenaris

1397/3/13 | 15:31
 Abdulmalik Badruddin Al-Houthi stressed the participation of the Israeli enemy in the aggression against Yemen, especially in the battle of the West Coast. He pointed out that the technical side of the army and the Popular Committees monitored in the past days an attack of the Israeli enemy over Hodeidah. The website of Al-Masirah channel quoted Abdulmalik Badruddin Al-Houthi as saying that “the technical aspect of the army and the popular committees has monitored Israeli planes in recent days flying over Yemen.” The leader of Ansar Allah ...

‘1,000-plus Saudi forces killed in war on Yemen’

1397/3/9 | 15:31
More than 1,000 Saudi troops have reportedly been killed since early 2015, when the Riyadh regime and a coalition of its allies unleashed a bloody war against Yemen. The death toll was registered after more than a dozen Saudi forces were killed during recent cross-border operations against Yemen, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday, citing Saudi state media outlets. This is a rare admission of the Saudi military casualties. The kingdom has a policy of withholding information on the casualties it has suffered during the war. Meanwhile, figures released ...

Yemen: 30 Saudi soldiers and Sudanese mercenaries killed or wounded in Hajjah

1397/3/4 | 15:31
Yemeni forces stormed the positions of the Sudanese and Saudi soldiers in the Hajjah province of western Yemen, killing 30 of them. According to the Iranian news agency Fars News, a large number of Saudi soldiers as well as pro-Riyadh Sudanese mercenaries were killed or wounded on Thursday, May 24, in clashes with Yemeni forces. A military source linked to the Yemeni Ministry of Defense told the Russian news agency Sputnik that “pro-Hadi mercenaries with air support from the Saudi coalition have tried for three days to advance to the customs ...

Arms smuggling to Yemen Houthis by Pak firm not proved

1397/3/2 | 15:31
An inquiry into the alleged arms export to Yemen Houthis by a Pakistani arms firm has been closed as no evidence could be found into the matter. The inquiry which was launched on the complaint of the United States has been closed on the condition that if any reliable evidence came on record later, the matter would be investigated again. Sources, privy to the developments, told The News that in March 2017 the US accused a Pakistani arms firm located in Lahore of exporting weapons to Yemeni rebels. During his meeting with the officials of Ministry ...

Sudan officially announces its decision to withdraw from the Yemen war

1397/2/22 | 15:31
  The Sudanese government has officially informed Saudi Arabia that it does not intend to renew the Sudanese military forces, which participate in the coalition of aggression against the people of Yemen starting next June, according to the military protocol agreed in the operating room. The Sudanese government has officially informed Saudi Arabia that it does not intend to renew the Sudanese military forces, which participate in the coalition of aggression against the people of Yemen starting next June, according to the military protocol ...

Turkey ‘concerned’ by UAE's military build-up on Yemen’s Socotra

1397/2/22 | 15:31
  Turkey has voiced concern over the recent developments in Yemen’s Socotra after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) deployed forces to the island, saying they pose a threat to the country’s sovereignty. Earlier this month, the UAE deployed some 300 soldiers, along with tanks and artillery, to Socotra amid widening divisions with the Riyadh-sponsored forces loyal to the former Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. "We are closely following the recent developments in Yemen's Socotra Island," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement ...

Yemeni forces fire missiles at 'economic targets' in Saudi capital

1397/2/20 | 15:31
  Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired a salvo of domestically-designed and -developed ballistic missiles at "economic targets" in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh in retaliation to the Al Saud’s devastating military aggression against their impoverished country. Yemen’s Joint Operations Command, in a statement released on Wednesday, announced that the long-range missiles struck the designated targets with great precision, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported. Four ...

Saudi Warplanes Level Yemen Presidential Palace, Killing Civilians

1397/2/18 | 15:31
  Saudi warplanes carried out an attack against the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a today, attacking the presidential palace and leveling it to the ground. Six people were killed in the strike, who were identified as civilians by local officials. Though early reports suggested Houthi officials may have been in the presidential palace, subsequent reports suggest this was not the case.   In addition to destroying the palace, a number of nearby businesses were badly damaged. At least 30 civilians were wounded in the surrounding area, ...

Does UAE seek to colonize Yemen's Socotra island?

1397/2/18 | 15:31
Analysts believe that the measure by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to occupy the Yemeni island of Socotra is aimed at gaining dominance over major waterways that cross near the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa. The area around the island is where major maritime routes crisscross and is used by major shipping lines of the world, including oil tankers, which carry crude oil from major Persian Gulf producers to various European and other destinations, especially along the Mediterranean Sea. While the UAE’s Jebel ...

US commandos secretly help Saudi troops in Yemen war: Report

1397/2/14 | 15:31
  A recent report says the US has expanded its role in Riyadh’s bloody war on Yemen well beyond mere arms sales and logistical support by secretly deploying a team of elite commandos to the Yemeni border to help the Saudi military in battles against the Houthi Ansarullah movement. Citing US and European officials, The New York Times reported Thursday that about a dozen commandos with the US Army Special Forces, known as the Green Berets, had been deployed in December 2017 to Saudi Arabia’s southern border regions. The secretive mission, ...

Saudi Arabia's military expenditure surpasses Russia, world's 3rd

1397/2/13 | 15:31
  Having trapped itself in a deadly war against the people of Yemen over the past years, Saudi Arabia has surpassed Russia to become the world's third largest military spender. The oil-rich kingdom increased its spending to $69.2 billion in 2017, up 9.2 percent from the previous year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a new report Wednesday. This is 10 percent of the country's GDP. This puts the Riyadh regime higher on the list than Russia ($66.3bn), France ($57.7bn), India ($63.9bn) and the UK ($47.1bn), ...

Sudanese MPs urge withdrawal from Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen

1397/2/12 | 15:31
  A group of Sudanese lawmakers has urged President Omar al-Bashir to withdraw the country’s troops from a Saudi Arabian-led coalition waging war on Yemen. The Alliance for Change, which comprises independent members of the Sudanese parliament, condemned as “unconstitutional” Sudan’s participation in the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen, Radio Dabanga reported Monday. “Dispatching Sudanese army soldiers and members of the Rapid Support Forces is an unconstitutional measure, and carried out without having been remitted to the ...

Houthis vow to up missile attacks on Saudi oil facilities

1397/2/10 | 15:31
  Yemen's popular Houthi Ansarullah movement has said it would be stepping up its strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities in retaliation for the kingdom's three-year-old invasion of the impoverished country. The kingdom invaded Yemen in March 2015 to restore the country's Riyadh-allied government. The offensive has killed and injured over 600,000 civilians, according to the Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights. The Houthis have been defending the country in the face of the onslaught by staging missile and sniper counterattacks against Saudi-based ...

German bill seeks to prevent weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, UAE over Yemen conflict

1397/2/9 | 15:31
  Germany’s democratic socialist political party Die Linke has proposed a draft bill aimed at banning weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their role in the three-year-old Yemen war, which has claimed the lives of thousands of civilians in the impoverished Arab country. The bill seeks to prevent weapons exports and all other related goods and services to the two countries over their human rights abuses in Yemen. The proposed law, if approved, would not only stop future transactions from being made but ...

Yemen vows ‘crushing response’ to Saleh al-Samad's murder

1397/2/4 | 15:31
Yemen’s Defense Ministry has vowed a “crushing response” to the assassination of a senior official from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, saying Saudi Arabia and the US will regret their “criminal adventurism.” In a statement carried by the official Saba news agency on Monday, the ministry stressed that the Yemeni armed forces reserve the right to deal severe blows to “the aggressors and their evil coalition,” who will not be safe from ballistic missiles. Saleh al-Samad, the chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, lost ...